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and failure of congress to come together on a bipartisan basis to some of a problem. and they want us to get the problem solved and get this nation moving forward. in the early morning hours in the national w senate, we finald it. now i hope the house will do the same, follow the senate example, and 60 days from now we can approach this problem in a sober, honest mature way instead of a partisan fashion. that's what the american people expect. i took a look, incidentally, of the specific impact of this this morning's vote on my state of illinois and for the record, over 5 million i will i will families will be spared a tax increase under the agreement that we passed in the early morning hours. almost all of them, the working families we described earlier. without an agreement, the average family in illinois would have faced an increase in taxes of more than $2,000. half a million families in my state will continue to receive college tuition tax credits making it easier to send their kids to college. as much as $1,000 of assistance each year, which i'm sure is a helping hand. 1.5 million illi
in mind. show me a "federalist paper" and the discussions over how the constitution was put together where any of our framers argued that advise and consent is designed so that congress can basically damage the executive branch, judicial branch by refusing to consider nominatio nominations. so that's one big change. well, let's take a look at motions to proceed. motions to proceed, we see back here in 1932, there was filibustered. and then we see in the early 1960's a few. and then we see from about 1970, took off. realize that it was not thought that it was appropriate to filibuster just any debatable motion. the idea was it was an issue of deep principle, that you had to make a final stand on to block a bill from passing, that would be final passage. but now, suddenly, oh, hey, we can paralyze the process by even keeping a bill from getting to the floor. now, what sense does it make to argue that you're facilitating debate by blocking the debate from happening? no, many folks come to the floor and they say, "oh, the filibuster is all about facilitating debate, making sure everybody has t
together. he wanted peace without any territory which, of course, didn't happen. now, just two weeks after clay's speech, the 30th congress convened in washington, and guess who was there? abraham lincoln. abraham lincoln heard clay's speech in lexington because he was visiting the town on his way from springfield to washington, d.c.. he was visiting mary's family in lexington and while he was there, he got to hear henry clay speak. it was a tremendous thing for lincoln. lincoln always idolized clay calling him the ideal politician, and to have the opportunity to actually hear clay speak was a huge thing for him. lincoln, when he was young, carried around a book of clay's speeches and read them to himself. when he was a young man, he was the president of the clay club and asked henry clay to speak in springfield, and he didn't come. this was lincoln's opportunity to meet the politician he respects and admires the most, and he heard clay give a speech against the war: perhaps t nos the surprising when lincoln's in washington, rather than talking about tariffs or economic issues that motivat
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